Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet James Arthur: . I think that Se Thut Quon’s image captures the directness and the aggression of “Omnivore,” …but I also think that Se Thut Quon’s work brings forward “Omnivore’s” sexual subtext. For me, that was eyeopening. Artist Se Thut Quon: I favor tales of excess over outlines for moderation. I have trouble throwing things away. The poem satisfies by mixing brutal opportunism with a righteous abhorrence of waste.
Poet James Arthur‘s first book, Charms Against Lightning, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. He will be in residence at the Amy Clampitt House in 2012. Artist Se Thut Quon lives in Kentucky.